McDaddy just got a new company car – the Chevy Equinox. I drove it quite a bit last week because he flew to Maine on business. Aside from the fancy dashboard display, I was impressed with its handling and smooth ride. The one thing I didn’t like about it, was the door locks. Anytime I tried to lock the driver’s door from the switch on the door panel, the lock would lock and then quickly unlock. I was aggravated because I assumed the locks weren’t working, and because the car only has 1,000 miles on it. When I talked to McDaddy, I asked if he had any idea the door locks were broken. He told me that he actually set them up that way so that he wouldn’t lock his keys in his car.
I thought that was the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard because I had no idea you could even do that. I also couldn’t figure out why anyone would do it. Because I have no filter, I responded with, “Well how many times have you ever locked your keys in your car?”
Fast forward to last Friday.
You can probably figure out where this is going.
I had to make a WalMart run, and since it was 75 degrees out, I took the SKY.
After an hour-long tour of the store picking up birthday invitations, favors for treat bags, pumpkins for fall parties, and Dr. Pepper, I made my way to the car. After searching through my purse twice for my keys, I went back into WalMart to see if anyone had turned in a car key.
As you might have guessed, there were no keys turned into the service desk.
And the key wasn’t in the ignition.
So, here I stood, beside the SKY, with a cart full of stuff…
trying to decide if I should go back into the store and check to make sure the key didn’t fall out of my purse in the bathroom.
Instead, I checked my purse. Again.
And then, I did what I do when I have a problem.
I called McDaddy.
After sharing my concern about someone finding the key and clicking the key-fob until my car honked, I decided to just stay put until someone could bring me a key.
McDaddy was over an hour away at a job site.
I called my neighbor, Anitra and asked her if she could run to my house, let herself into the house through the garage, come upstairs to our bedroom, find McDaddy’s SKY key on his dresser, and bring it to me at the WalMart.
Y’all it takes a real friend to do all that.
Twenty minutes later, Anitra rolled up onto the scene. (I just love to say rolled-up!)
After opening the driver side door, here’s what I saw.
If McDaddy remembered the conversation we had about the Equinox’s door locks a few days prior, he sure didn’t mention it.
But, it was one of the first things I thought of.
So, I learned…
1. New vehicle door locks can be turned off.
2. This is not a bad idea.
3. Be careful what you run your trap about.
Now, what did YOU learn this week?